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In different kinds of learning

Healthy Universities Summer 2016 newsletter

Please find attached the Healthy Universities Summer 2016 newsletter. There are several articles of interest, including:

Refugee wellbeing and mental health 12.30 on 1 July 2016

Will you be joining colleagues who have already booked to attend 'Refugee wellbeing and mental health' online session Friday 1 July 2016, from 12.30-1.30pm?

Book now for free at: https://refugee_mental_health.eventbrite.co.uk

Recipe for Success - Advanced Techniques

This extract from the Recipe for Success e-resource contains our initial analysis and conclusions based what we learned by working with the group of FE colleges who contributed to the resource.

Continuing the recipes analogy we had used to review and present different colleges ideas and provision,  we explored key ingredients (or components) that appeared to be shared across all of the colleges and then examined some of the issues that providers are currently facing.  

Recipe for Success: The e-resource

When the team at Hackney Community College won the Association of Colleges Beacon Award (2010) for Widening Participation for its work  with students with mental health problems they decided to share their award with the sector by  commissioning a guide to effective practice.

'Recipe for Success' is the result. It is a collection of 'recipes' gathered together from 6  general further education (FE) colleges with established  provision to support  students (and staff) in FE  who have experience of mental health problems.

Recipe for Success - Sunderland College

 Image showing the cover of Sunderland College  additional section in Cooking up a Storm This page contains  additional information from Sunderland College as part of the Recipe for Success e-resource

Two funding opportunities from LSIS for 2011/12

1. Developing the Expert Learner: Active co-production of learning and the impact on mental health and wellbeing

LSIS will provide grants of £2500 to five providers to work with at least ten learners with mental health conditions and ten learners who have not declared mental health conditions.

LSIS Project Report: Progression pathways for learners experiencing mental health problems

A summary of findings from projects delivered by 8 learning and skills providers early in 2011.  Emerging common themes about how to deliver effective services for people who experience mental health problems are identified together with recommendations for future research.  A brief summary of each project and its findings is available in the annex to the report.

PLEASE NOTE - the full case studies will be published shortly and available from the library.

How do we help people with mental health difficulties succeed in learning?

Earlier this year eight further education providers took part in projects to  help people who experience mental health problems progress from discrete provision to wider learning opportunities.  Barnet College, City College Birmingham, Leicester Adult Skills and Learning Service, Our Celebration in York, Stockport College and Swarthmore Education Centre in Leeds all focused on identifying specific teaching and learning strategies that might help progression; Blackpool and the Fylde College examined staff development as a tool to support progression and the College of North West London ident

Take Ten People Toolbox of Opportunities - ONLINE version (2011)

Archived resource

As at 2014, many of the opportunities described in this resource are no longer available.


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